LOS ANGELES: A string of Hollywood celebrities, including Hugh Jackman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have lent support to a bullied 9-year-old boy, who wanted “someone to murder him” after being bullied in school for dwarfism.
A video on social media went viral showing a boy wanting to be killed after his mother made a video of him in a highly agitated state, perspiring, hyperventilating and seething with rage at being dehumanised in school, aceshowbiz.com.
Her mother could be heard saying that people need to know.
The boy is seen crying as he asks for a knife so that he could stab himself to the heart after being bullied due to his dwarfism.
“This is the impact bullying has on a 9-year-old kid that just wants to go to school, get an education and have fun. But every single frickin day, something happens. Another episode, another bullying, another thorn, another name-calling,” his mom said in the background.
Seeing the clip, Jackman sent a video of himself letting the Australian boy know that he’s his friend.
He said: “You are stronger than you know, and no matter what, you’ve got a friend in me. Everyone, let’s please be kind to each other. Bullying is not okay, period. Life is hard enough. Let’s just remember: every person in front of us is facing some kind of battle, so let’s just be kind.”
Morgan said in a video of his own: “What I want you to know is that you have friends me included. I am your buddy. You haven’t met me yet, but we’ll see if we can change that. Maybe your mom can DM me.”